ICE instructors together in the school's library

Faculty Profiles

Meet Our Chefs & Instructors

 

Our talented instructors come from a variety of backgrounds and are one of the key ingredients in ICE’s unique recipe for an award-winning culinary and hospitality education.

Some have worked in America’s finest restaurants. Others have won James Beard Awards, opened and operated their own hospitality or food businesses, or traveled the world working with hotels.

All of our faculty members bring an incredible range of skills into the classroom. With their extensive networks and experience, our instructors are respected experts in the industry. Beyond their impressive credentials, our chefs and management instructors share an unwavering dedication to their students and a deep commitment to teaching. Individual student attention, peerless education and generosity of spirit are the hallmarks of our faculty members.

Click through the profiles below to learn more about our instructors.

Chef Joseph Pace teaches culinary arts at ICE.

Joseph Pace

Director of Stewarding and Purchasing
Barry Tonkinson is the director of culinary research at ICE.

Barry Tonkinson

Director of Culinary Research and Development
Tracy Wilk

Tracy Wilk

Lead Chef and Recipe Editor, Recreational Program
ICE Restaurant and Culinary Management Instructor Stephen Zagor

Steve Zagor

Lead Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Rick Camac is the Dean of Restaurant and Hospitality Management at ICE.

Rick Camac

Dean, Restaurant & Hospitality Management
Sim Cass is the Dean of the Professional Bread Baking Program at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City.

Sim Cass

Dean, Techniques of Artisan Bread Baking
Richard Vayda is the Director of Wine Studies and a Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Richard Vayda

Director of Wine & Beverage Studies
ICE Pastry and Baking Arts Chef Instructor, Carmine Arroyo.

Carmine Arroyo

Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
Brian Buckley is a Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Brian Buckley

Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Andrew Catalano is an instructor at The Institute of Culinary Education

Andrew Catalano

Instructor, Hospitality & Hotel Management
Katie Chamberlain is a Hospitality Management Instructor at The Institute of Culinary Education in New York.

Katie Chamberlain

Instructor, Hospitality & Hotel Management
Eveline Chen is a Hospitality Management Instructor at The Institute of Culinary Education in New York.

Eveline Chen

Instructor, Hospitality & Hotel Management
Faith Drobbin is a recreational chef-instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Faith Drobbin

Chef-Instructor, Recreational Program
Kate Edwards is a Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Kate Edwards

Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Michael Eisenberg is Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management

Michael Eisenberg

Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Amy Falbaum is a Culinary Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education. Amy operates Amy Falbaum & Associates, a hospitality recruiting company.

Amy Falbaum

Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Irma Gianni is an instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education

Irma Gianni

Instructor, Hospitality & Hotel Management
Sue Gonsalves is a Chef-Instructor at ICE.

Sue Gonsalves

Chef-Instructor, Recreational Program
Kathryn Gordon is the Co-Chair of the Center for Advanced Pastry Studies (CAPS) program and a Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Kathryn Gordon

Co-Chair, CAPS program
Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
Michael Handal is a culinary arts chef instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education NYC

Michael Handal

Chef-Instructor, Culinary Arts
Manager, Scheduling and Library Services
Julia Heyer is a Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Julia Heyer

Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Dalia Jurgensen ICE Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor Bio

Dalia Jurgensen

Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
Richard LaMarita is a chef at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Richard LaMarita

Chef-Instructor, Health-Supportive Culinary Arts
Vin Mccann is a Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Vin McCann

Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Ann Nunziata is a chef-instructor for Health-Supportive Culinary Arts.

Ann Nunziata

Chef-Instructor, Recreational Program
Alex Orman is a Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor at The Institute of Culinary Education in New York City.

Alex Orman

Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
Chad Pagano is a Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Chad Pagano

Chef-Instructor, Recreational Program
King Phojanakong is a culinary arts chef-instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education in NYC.

King Phojanakong

Chef-Instructor, Culinary Arts
Olivia Roszkowski teaches Health-Supportive Culinary Arts.

Olivia Roszkowski

Chef-Instructor, Health-Supportive Culinary Arts
Karyn Tori Seltzer

Karyn Tori Seltzer

Instructor, Hospitality & Hotel Management
Nancy Selzer

Nancy Selzer

Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Alan Someck is a Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Alan Someck

Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Penny Stankiewicz is a Pastry & Baking Arts chef-instructor at The Institute of Culinary Education in New York.

Penny Stankiewicz

Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
Elisa Strauss posing behind a cake that she baked and decorated

Elisa Strauss

Chef-Instructor, The Art of Cake Decorating
Jay Weinstein is a chef-instructor in ICE's Health-Supportive Culinary Arts program.

Jay Weinstein

Chef-Instructor, Health-Supportive Culinary Arts
Brittany Wineglass

Brittany Wineglass

Instructor, Hospitality & Hotel Management
Ingrid Wright

Ingrid Wright

Chef-Instructor, Recreational Program
Chef James Briscione is Director of Culinary Research at culinary school in NYC

James Briscione

Former Director, Culinary Research
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